Nigeria: 'Improve National Productivity to Justify N30,000 Minimum Wage'

19 November 2018

Nigerian workers have been urged to rededicate themselves to the improvement of national productivity as they clamour for a new national minimum wage.

The call was made by the Director-General of the National Productivity Centre, Dr. Kashim Akor, at a two-day national workshop on 'Enhancing Organisational Performance Through Productivity Improvement Techniques', organised by the Centre in Abuja.

Dr. Akor said the new minimum wage could only be implemented and sustained with improved productivity in the national economy.

He said, "As a result, all workers must develop the culture of continuous improvement in whatever they do as a way of enhancing individual and organisational productivity."

The DG advocated for economic growth centred on human capital with little or no emphasis on natural resources. "This implies that as the nation spends fortune exploring natural resources, more should be put on developing the frontiers of knowledge of the human capital, especially those of the public sector, as the sector's disposition to provide essential services as and when needed depends on acquisition of new thinking or knowledge that is synergistic with the changing organisational dynamics and processes."

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